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Today, our main focus will be the Delhi's Patiala House Court hearing in the Nirbhaya case and the Supreme Court will hear petitions, seeking its direction to the Central Government and others for removal of anti-CAA protesters from Shaheen Bagh.

Here are the Hights of February 17:

6:07 pm: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Srinivasa Gowda who ran 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds at a buffalo race (Kambala) on Feb 1 | Standard of Olympics is different from traditional sports. It's not right to compare the two as we cannot go by amateur record but only by official trial.

6:02 pm: International Hockey Federation (IHF) | The next Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup will be held in South Africa in 2021 and the Men’s edition will be staged in India in 2021.

6:00 pm: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) | Dispersal of quarantined people who came from Wuhan(China) started today after they were tested #CoronaVirus negative. All people including 192 females, 204 males & 7 children are being given conveyance till the drop points.

5:49 pm: NCW on female students in Bhuj (Gujarat) asked to remove inner-wear to check if they were menstruating | Trustee of Sahjanand Girls Institute will give in writing to NCW&media on abolishing this practice of discriminating girls during menstruation.FIR filed against 4 female staff.

5:46 pm: External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar | Happy to meet Foreign Affairs Minister of Belgium Philippe Goffin. Confident that we can build further on our bilateral, European Union and global partnerships.

5:36 pm: Ahmedabad | Union Minister Prakash Javadekar held a meeting with Secretary General of Ramsar Convention Martha Rojas Urrego on sidelines of #CMSCOP13. He received certificates for 10 Ramsar sites which were recently declared wetland sites of international importance. #Gujarat

5:16 pm: Eoin Morgan, Tabraiz Shamsi among Top 10 in T20I rankings.

5:15 pm: Indian Navy sources | Ahead of US Pres Donald Trump's India visit,an Indian Navy warship seen taking fuel supplies from US Navy warship near the South China Sea during a recent overseas deployment where Indian fleet travelled to ports in countries including Japan, Indonesia & Philippines.

5:10 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today felicitated Srinivasa Gowda from Mudbidri, Mangaluru who ran 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds at a buffalo race (Kambala) in a paddy field on February 1 in Kadri.

4:45 pm: Finance Min Nirmala Sitharaman in Bengaluru on 'if govt will provide relief to telecom companies on Adjusted Gross Revenue': Dept of Telecommunications is actively engaging with telecom companies after SC order. I will hear from the dept what position it wants to take on matter.

4:25 pm: Asha Devi, Mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim | I am not very happy as this is the third time that death warrant has been issued. We have struggled so much, so I am satisfied that death warrant has been issued finally. I hope they (convicts) will be executed on 3rd March.

4:05 pm: PM Modi writes to members of medical team that rescued Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan

4:03 pm: 2012 Delhi gang-rape case | The four convicts to be executed on 3rd March at 6 am.

4:01 pm: Siddaramaiah, Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly: How can we expect justice from Anand Singh who has been made forest minister & is accused of (illegal mining)? We demand that he should either be dropped out of the state Cabinet or at least his portfolio be changed.

4:00 pm: Twenty-four killed in Burkina Faso church attack, reports AFP quoting Governor.

3:55 pm: Delhi | The Department of Environment has been allocated to Gopal Rai, and the Department of Women and Child Development has been allocated to Rajendra Pal Gautam.

3:50 pm: Agra | Preparations underway in the city ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit. Arun Kumar, City Magistrate says,"It has been decided that US President will be visiting Agra on 24th February,so we are clearing&beautifying the entire route from Kheria Airport to Taj Mahal."


3:40 pm: Delhi | Portfolio allocation in Delhi Govt has been finalised. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not be taking charge of any Department. The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to be under Satyendra Kumar Jain.

3:30 pm: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi: I request Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao to put a stay on National Population Register enumeration as Kerala did. NPR has no relation with the census & social welfare schemes. It is purely an exercise to implement NRC in the future.

3:20 pm: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan | Other batches of Indians will be coming to India from China in the next few days. They will be sent to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Quarantine Facility for screening.

3:15 pm: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sources: British MP Debbie Abrahams' e-visa was cancelled so she was not allowed entry in Delhi today (after she arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Emirates flight from Dubai at 9 am). She was informed about it timely&with due process

3:10 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Ranchi: While being in opposition, BJP will support public welfare schemes of the Jharkhand government. But we will oppose attempts of encouraging Naxalism, terrorism and corruption. We will fight against these issues in and outside the Assembly.

2:28 pm: SC asks senior advocate Sanjay Hegde to talk to protestors at Shaheen Bagh and try to persuade them on shifting the protest site.

2:17 pm: Our concern is what will happen if people start hitting the streets and block the road while protesting. There must be a balancing factor: SC

2:16 pm: SC says that it is not saying that people have no right to protest against the law but the question is where to protest.

2:15 pm: Shaheen Bagh | Supreme Court begins hearing on the petitions seeking clearance of the Kalindi Kunj road which has remained blocked for over 60 days on account of the anti-CAA protest at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh.

1:40 pm: Nawab Malik, Maharashtra Minority Affairs Minister & Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader: State government will carry out a parallel enquiry in Bhima Koregaon case through SIT...Our Home Minister will make a decision soon, over forming the SIT.

1:32 pm: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat in Delhi: I am in favour of staggered acquisitions of weapon systems where small orders are placed which gives us time to take care of their downtime and also allow modernisation of the three services simultaneously.

1:16 pm: Hyderabad | Film director Ram Gopal Verma visits RGI Airport PS today to gather info for his film project based on Hyderabad veterinarian rape&murder case. He says,"Came here to meet Shamshabad ACP to gather info&research on the incident,will help me in scripting the film properly".

1:15 pm: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat in Delhi, on a question on his priority between submarines & 3rd aircraft carrier for the Navy: When we know that there would be 2 aircraft carriers there, & if the submarine force is dwindling, then our priority should be for submarines.

1:05 pm: Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre on a plea seeking framing of guidelines for providing relaxation in attendance norms for women studying in educational institutions, who are unable to fulfil the requisite attendance criteria owing to pregnancy,childbirth & post-natal care

1:00 pm: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, in Delhi | A study has been ordered under the Air Force Vice Chief, on the Air Defence Command, which will be helpful in avoiding fratricides and timely implementation of orders in case of aerial attacks.

The Military theatre commands are planned to be rolled out by the year 2022. The shape of different theatre commands would be clear after the studies to be ordered in this regard are completed.

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat: We may have a separate Jammu and Kashmir theatre but the shape would be finalised later. We are also working on separate joint commands for logistics and training.

12:48 pm: The 3 Kashmiri students of KLE Institute of Technology, arrested after their video allegedly with pro-Pakistan slogans went viral, were produced before a court in Hubli today amid protest by lawyers & activists of Hindu orgs. The 3 been sent to judicial custody till March 2nd.

12:47 pm: The 3 Kashmiri students of KLE Institute of Technology, arrested after their video allegedly with pro-Pakistan slogans went viral, were produced before a court in Hubli today amid protest by lawyers & activists of Hindu orgs. The 3 been sent to judicial custody till March 2.

12:45 pm: Delhi | Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest continues at Shaheen Bagh

12:40 pm: Karnataka | 3 Kashmiri students of KLE Institute of Technology, who were first arrested after their video allegedly with pro-Pak slogans went viral&later released after execution of Bond under sec 169 of CrPC were picked by police last night&produced before a court in Hubli today.

12:35 pm: Tamil Nadu | DMK staged a walkout from the state assembly today alleging that they are not satisfied with CM's explanation over issues being discussed in the House, also allege that they had asked that a resolution against CAA be brought in House but the Speaker is not allowing it.

12:30 pm: Kolkata | West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrives at Raj Bhawan to meet Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

12:20 pm: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar | US President Donald J Trump will arrive in Ahmedabad from Washington on February 24. He will be given a grand welcome. There is a lot of excitement over his arrival here.

12:10 pm: Najeeb Jung, former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on Jamia library video: A statement should come from the Police on this. If a student entered the library carrying stone that is also condemnable. There should be a proper investigation into this.

12:03 pm: Last week, Supreme Court had observed that only 7 states/UTs have filed affidavits on food security and community kitchens - Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir. The court will hear hear the plea next on April 8.

12:01 pm: Supreme Court asks Delhi, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha and Goa to deposit an additional cost of Rs 10 lakh each as they failed to pay Rs 5 Lakh each imposed on them last week for failing to file affidavit on steps being taken to formulate a scheme for community kitchens.

11:55 am: Sushil Gupta, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP, on if the party is planning to expand its presence beyond Delhi: If the public calls us, then we will have to go. If the country has to be improved then we will go wherever the public calls us.

11:50 am: Supreme Court says, the permanent commission will apply to all women officers in the Army in service, irrespective of their years of service. Indian Army's Lt. Colonel Seema Singh says, "This is a progressive and historical judgement. Women should be given equal opportunities ".

11:45 am: D(U) Bihar state president Vashishtha Narayan Singh: There's no meaning behind the support by one individual. It's just a tactic to gain some publicity,now that they're losing their ground. When public support goes down people take such steps.This isn't going to affect us at all.

11:40 am: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala addresses the joint session of the Karnataka Assembly and Legislative Council on the first day of the session. The session will conclude on February 20.

11:30 am: Mumbai | Meeting between NCP chief Sharad Pawar and ministers of the party, begins at YB Chavan Centre.

11:20 am: Dec 15 Jamia incident | Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi Police, Delhi govt on petition by a student Shayyan Mujeeb seeking compensation of Rs 2 Cr for his injuries. He said he was sitting in library, was severely injured & spent Rs 2.5 Lakhs as his both legs were fractured.

11:13 am: The Indian one-horned rhinos are found in Assam, UP and WB. the Govt of India launched the National Conservation Strategy for the Indian one-horned rhinos in 2019: PM Modi

11:12 am: The Gir landscape in Gujarat is the only home for the Asiatic lion and the pride of the country. We have initiated an Asiatic Lion conservation project since Jan 2019 to protect them. Today, the population of Asiatic Lions stands at 523: PM Modi

11:11 am: India would be taking a leading role in promoting Green Economy including conservation of mountain ecology with people's participation: PM Modi

11:10 am: We have launched Project Snow Leopard, to protect the animal and its habitat in the Upper Himalayas: PM Modi

11:07 am: India proposes to strengthen its association with ASEAN and East Asia Summit countries: PM Modi

11:05 am: PM Modi | India among few countries whose actions compliant with Paris agreement goal to keep rise in temp to below 2 degrees Celsius. The country has been championing climate action based on values of conservation, sustainable lifestyle and green development model. We are ensuring that development happens without harming environment.

With 2.4 per cent of world''s land area, India contributes about 8 per cent of known global biodiversity, he added. 

10:58 am: Delhi High Court issues notice to the Centre, Central Bureau of Investigation and Delhi Police, on a petition seeking a CBI probe in Delhi's Gargi College incident. The court asks them to file reply and lists the matter for April 30.

10:57 am: Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court's ruling in 2010, for granting permanent commission to women officers in Army: Supreme Court says that the permanent commission will apply to all women officers in the Army in service, irrespective of their years of service.

10:56 am: SC says that the contentions of centre, regarding the issue of physiological limitations & social norms to deny an opportunity to women officers is disturbing & can't be accepted. Also says - Centre, by not giving permanent commission to women officers, had prejudiced the case.

10:53 am: PM Modi| At present, India has a population of almost 2970 tigers. India has achieved its target of doubling the number of tigers two years before the committed date of 2022.

10:47 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi | India has been championing Climate Action based on the values of conservation, sustainable lifestyle and green development model. He is addressing the 13th Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species in Gandhinagar via video conference.

10:39 am: Supreme Court is reading out the order on the Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court's ruling in 2010, for granting permanent commission to women officers in Army. Justice DY Chandrachud says, "Women in the Army is an evolutionary process."

Justice DY Chandrachud also says - The policy decisions of the Union Government is very unique as far as the employment of women officers is concerned.

While reading out the order on the Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court's ruling in 2010, for granting permanent commission to women officers in Army, Supreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud says - Soldiers must have the physical capability to do one's role.

10:34 am: Aircel Maxis case and INX media case: Congress leader Karti Chidambaram moves an application seeking trial court permission to travel to go to London and France for 2 weeks to attend several tennis matches.

10:20 am: Sensex at 41,213.57 down by 44.17 points. Nifty at 12,092.55 down by 20.90.

9:43 am: Javed Iqbal Ansari,JD(U) MLC | Opposition leaders are taking out 'Berojgari Hatao Yatra'. Migration from Bihar due to unemployment has increased in last 10-15 yrs,people go to other states to work but get insulted. Anyone who hits streets for future of youth should be appreciated.

9:26 am: Nepalis evacuated from coronavirus-hit China sent to quarantine facility in Bhaktapur

9:20 am: Amarnath Gami, JD(U) MLA | There's unemployment in Bihar otherwise there would've been no migration.Tejashwi ji is taking out 'Berojgari Hatao Yatra' but that alone won't help. Not possible to remove unemployment without centre's help. No Bihar govt worked focussing on unemployment.

9:04 am: Asha Devi, Mother of 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim: Several dates (of court hearing) have come&gone but fresh death warrants haven't been issued yet. But we go with new hope in every hearing. Their lawyers use new tactics everyday, I can't say what will happen today but I'm hopeful.

8:29 am: Bihar | Posters against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) seen in parts of Patna.

8:09 am: Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, to visit Myanmar from February 17 to 20. The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the bilateral maritime relations between India and Myanmar.

7:59 am: Delhi | Two criminals, Raja Qureshi and Ramesh Bahadur, killed in an encounter with Delhi Police Special Cell today at 5 AM. The two criminals were wanted in multiple cases of crime, the most recent being a murder case in Karawal Nagar.

7:21 am: Delhi| Two criminals killed in an encounter with Police in Pul Prahladpur area. More details awaited.

7:15 am: Australia will be favourites in India's tour of Down Under: Steve Waugh

7:10 am: Delhi High Court to hear today plea seeking court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged molestation of students during a cultural festival at the all-women Gargi College on 6th February.

7:00 am: Supreme Court to pronounce judgement today on Centre's appeal against Delhi High Court's directions passed in 2010, for granting permanent commission to women officers in Indian Army.

Posted By: James Kuanal